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Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW

Al Killen-Harvey is the co founder of The Harvey Institute, a training and consultation company whose mission is improving health care outcomes through integrating sexual health. For the past 23 years he has worked at the Chadwick Center where he currently serves as the Lead Trainer under two federal grants designed to improve Trauma Informed care in Child Welfare and Mental Health systems across the United States.  He has worked for several decades in the field of trauma treatment and is a past recipient of the San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Council’s “Unsung Hero” Award for his work with children who have been abused and/or neglected.  He is a faculty member of the San Diego Public Child Welfare Training Academy.

 Mr. Killen-Harvey is a frequent presenter, nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of topics related to children and adolescents as well as sexual identity and gender identity.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of The Children’s Advocacy Centers of California and is a past board member of CAPSAC (California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) has served as an expert witness for the United States Army in several same sex sexual assault cases and is currently the co-chairperson of the Cultural Consortium for the NCTSN and has served on their Policy Committee.  He also is on the Clinical Advisory Board for the Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.

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